Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Geophysicist Technical Evaluation Jobs

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Geophysicist Technical Evaluation Jobs


The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) is a statutory body established under Section
9 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act 2013, and in line with
the National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda which was approved in 2008.

The PAU’s mandate is to monitor and regulate the exploration, development and production, together with the refining, gas conversion, transportation and storage of petroleum in Uganda.

This includes ensuring that petroleum operations in Uganda are carried out in accordance with the relevant laws, regulations, guidelines, statutes and in line with international best practice for the petroleum industry.

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda now invites applications from qualified Ugandans who fully meet the required job specifications and with the right personal attributes to occupy the following positions in the Authority’s established structure.

Senior Geophysicist Technical Evaluation

Job Summary

The Senior Geologist (Technical Evaluation) is responsible for geological data
interpretation and reports to Manager Technical Evaluation.

He / She works closely with Senior Geophysicist to achieve lead and prospect evaluation, resource estimation, recommending exploration and appraisal well drilling locations.

He /She is responsible for review of geological well proposals prepared by oil companies.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for geological data acquisition, processing, interpretation and
  • Undertakes prospect evaluation and performs related risk assessments.
  • Supervises Reservoir and Basin modelling.
  • Contributes to resource assessment of the Country.
  • Supervises the acquisition and quality control of geological data during
  • Reviews and advises on geological well proposals submitted by operators.
  • Selects exploration priority targets within licensed blocks and advises
  • Participates in selection of relevant geological data to be acquired in the
    licensed areas.
  • Coordinates relevant research in petroleum and interpretation of data.
  • Evaluates geological data acquired by the companies.
  • Submits monthly and quarterly reports to Manager, Technical Evaluation.
  • Plans and budgets for resource requirements in the business Unit and
    monitors the usage to ensure efficiency.
  • Manages performance of both the business unit and the staff under jurisdiction
    and implements initiatives that foster staff capacity building and career
  • Implements succession planning and any other staff related programs as
    introduced and approved in the organization.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Basic Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Petroleum Geosciences or Physical Sciences from an
    internationally recognized University / institution.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Petroleum Geosciences
    or Physical Sciences
    from an internationally recognized University / institution.

  • A minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in the oil and gas sector, 3
    of which should have been served at Supervisory level from a reputable organization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in Geological data interpretation.
  • Good knowledge of data interpretation software.
  • Demonstrated working experience in an organization /project with diverse
    professionals that requires team work.

    Added advantage

  • An internationally recognized professional qualification or membership of an
    internationally recognized professional body in the areas of oil and gas

    Character & Competencies
  • Innovative and with a proven high level of integrity.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Proven track record of outstanding performance.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Track record of training and mentoring others.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer packages

    How to Apply:
  • PAU will Only consider online applications submitted through the PAU website.
    Interested persons are invited to visit the PAU website: and follow the
    link to “OPPORTUNITIES-CAREERS-VACANCIES” to view details and apply for the
    available opportunities.
  • All applications should reach the PAU’s website by Tuesday
    15th January, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Geophysicist Technical Evaluation Jobs

  • Only online applications will be considered.
  • Applicants are required to scan and attach CERTIFIED copies of the required
    academic documents only e.g. Degree, Transcript, Diploma, A-level and O-level
    certificates and PLE results slip.
  • Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted and background
    checks conducted before they are considered for appointment into the Authority.
  • Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted.
  • All appointments shall be subject to a probationary period of not more than six months
    and subsequent confirmation in service will be based on satisfactory performance of
    the individual.
  • “PAU is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any money to any
    applicant for employment in its Service”
  • Executive Director
  • Petroleum Authority of Uganda

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